Art I Love: Nick Cave’s Hustle Coat

EEK! I’ve been so MIA for a while. What can I say: Life beckoned. The MCB Shop’s turbans have been doing extremely well and we’ve been intensely participating in holiday markets and shows for the past two months…hence, my absence from The MCB Project (sorry baby, Mommy didn’t plan on being absentee).

One of my favorite #turban moments is when I attended SAIC‘s The Walk with my friend Mitzi. The Walk is a fashion show that serves as the culmination of the students’ school year and allows people in Chicago’s fashion society to view their ongoing work. I wore one of my turbans with a pair of my favorite high-waist hot pink slacks.  Nick Cave, artist and Fashion Design Department Chair at SAIC, saw me and commented, “That’s a fabulous headpiece that you have on darling. ” I nearly squealed. If you know me- then you know that I don’t…squeal.

Which brings me to the reason for this entire post: Nick Cave’s Hustle Coat is giving me sustenance for the remainder of 2014. I don’t need to eat. I don’t need water. I have the image of the Hustle Coats embedded in my memory. I’m good.

The trench coats are lined with watches, necklaces, gems, and jewels. The coats were presented by the New York-based gallery, Jack Shainman at Miami Art Basel in early December 2014 and it reportedly sold within the first minute of its opening.

Get a slice and get your life. Bon appétit!

Nick Cave "Hustle Coat" Jack Shainman Galleries

Nick Cave “Hustle Coat” Jack Shainman Galleries

 

Nick Cave "Hustle Coat" Jack Shainman Galleries

Nick Cave “Hustle Coat” Jack Shainman Galleries

 

For those of you whom may need a bit of explanation: Trench coats were worn by “street salesmen” who were selling either stolen goods or “knock-off” goods.

 

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